Fenland’s sporting tradition celebrated during the annual exhibition at Peckover House in Wisbech

WITH the Olympic Games drawing the world’s attention to Britain this summer, the National Trust’s Peckover House in Wisbech is about to celebrate its own sporting tradition.

During its annual exhibition in August, the North Brink property will take a look at the Peckover family’s great interest in sports and how they encouraged people around them to enjoy exercise and outdoor life.

A spokesman said: “While collecting all the exhibits and information together for the exhibition, it became clear just how fascinating and varied the sporting tradition of Wisbech and Fenland has always been. From the famous to the unknown, the nobility to the town folk, the countless generations of local people who swam, ran, batted, skated and just about everything else, are all celebrated here in photographs and exhibits.”

Interesting discoveries that came to light included the great names to play cricket in Wisbech and the long and fascinating history of the skaters of the Fens.

All this and much more will be exhibited throughout August, Saturdays to Wednesdays, 1pm to 5pm; (last entrance is at 4.30pm). Admission to National Trust members is free, with normal admission cost to non members.